A WORCESTERSHIRE charity has been given nearly £10,000 to support a project it is running in Redditch.

Protective Behaviours UK will use its grant of £9,914 to provide after school provision and build knowledge of Protective Behaviours.

This will provide somewhere safe where children can socialise, play and develop socially and also provide a place where the community can come and learn more about Protective Behaviours.

Protective Behaviours UK is a national charity working to reduce abusive and violent behaviour in families and communities.

Through education in the Protective Behaviours Process, the charity wants everyone to have the skills to keep themselves and others feeling safe. It promotes an adventurous approach to life without the fear of harm and victimisation.

The Big Lottery Fund’s Awards for All programme offers grants of between £300 and £10,000 to projects that address the issues, needs and aspirations of local communities.

Successful initiatives aim to develop skills, improve health, revitalise the local environment and enable people to become healthier, more active citizens. Voluntary and community groups, schools, health bodies, parish and town councils can all apply.

Alison Rowe, Big Lottery Fund spokesman, said: “It’s great to see the variety of innovative ways projects plan to use their Awards for All grants.

"Offering funding of between £300 and £10,000, our Awards for All programme is accessible to a wide range of groups who all have a desire to make a positive difference in their communities.”